LeBron James will be coming up against Anthony Davis for the first time since he admitted he wanted to play with the star.
However, the Lakers superstar was almost forced to miss the game through illness.
James sat out of his team’s practice session on Friday morning, and it was reported that his decision on whether to play would go down to the wire.
If he had to it will be the first game he has missed since signing for the Lakers this summer.
Head coach Luke Walton admitted that the team was not at its best going into the game.
“We’ve got a sick team right now,” he said.
“LeBron didn’t come to shoot around, so he is getting rest right now.
“Knowing LeBron, he is doing everything humanly possible to get himself ready to be able to perform tonight.”
The Lakers will welcome back Rajon Rondo and Brandon Ingram, who have missed 17 and seven games respectively.
“They’ll both be available,” Walton confirmed.
“It will be up to me whether I play them or not.
“It depends on who is playing from the sick list.”
Los Angeles Lakers vs New Orleans Pelicans LIVE stream
Sky Sports are the exclusive rights holders for NBA in the UK.
However, tonight’s game will not be shown.
To stream the Lakers vs Pelicans game for free, fans can watch through Bet365’s website and apps, so long as they have funds in their account.
Alternatively fans can purchase the NBA League Pass.
There are numerous packages the NBA League Pass offers with the premium account offering coverage from every team, every game and exclusive features for an annual fee of £214.99.
The next one down covers every team and every game for an annual fee of £184.99.
While if you wanted to stick to just one team then it will cost £99.99 for the season or a day pass will cost £4.99.
Source: “Los Angeles” – Google News